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Apr 10, 2014 16:25 |  #1

Hey everyone, I just noticed that there is a little piece of hair inside my 70-200 ii. It moves when manually focusing the lens. It has set off my OCD and now I can't forget it's there! Doesn't seem to show up in pics at least. I don't know how the hell it would have made it's way in there. Would you guys just forget about it or should I send it in to Canon? If it weren't such an expensive lens I wouldn't made such a big deal about it. What to do... what to do..

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Apr 10, 2014 16:27 |  #2

What to do?

Simple - out and shoot.


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Apr 10, 2014 16:30 |  #3

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What to do?

Simple - out and shoot.

Haha, of course I agree. A little piece of hair isn't gonna stop me from shooting. But how would a piece of hair get way inside my lens like that? Especially on a 70-200 ii. Does this mean it's susceptible to more dust/hair down the road?




  
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Apr 10, 2014 16:57 |  #4

That's funny because I just notice one in my Sigma 150. Doesn't show but it bugs the hell out of me thinking 1: How did that happen? and 2: How do I remove it?

Just going to leave it...




  
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Apr 10, 2014 17:02 |  #5

Well in your case, one only has to look at you name to figure out what happened.

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That's funny because I just notice one in my Sigma 150. Doesn't show but it bugs the hell out of me thinking 1: How did that happen? and 2: How do I remove it?

Just going to leave it...


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Apr 10, 2014 17:02 |  #6

I guess it got there during fabrication.


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Apr 10, 2014 17:14 |  #7
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Yeah this isn't a big deal at all. It got in there when you changed lenses. Happens with dust too. The only thing you need to worry about is moisture. Everything else will always get in there, and you are taking needless risk by pulling your lens apart to remove something that isn't affecting the way light refracts through the lens.


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Apr 10, 2014 17:50 |  #8

HairyBee wrote in post #16824612 (external link)
That's funny because I just notice one in my Sigma 150. Doesn't show but it bugs the hell out of me thinking 1: How did that happen? and 2: How do I remove it?

Just going to leave it...

Agreed, bugs me too. I've always been OCD when it comes to my camera gear. When I spot something small, and even if I know it won't cause a problem, I just can't seem to forget about it.

pwm2 wrote in post #16824627 (external link)
I guess it got there during fabrication.

I guess it must have. I never noticed it before. Perhaps it was along the edge and made it's way towards the centre.

Will most likely just live with it. If it continues to bother me though, I may send it in (as long as Canon Canada will cover it.)




  
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Apr 10, 2014 18:50 |  #9

Congrats OP! You are now a proud owner of the hair of a Canon Japan factory worker :)

But seriously, I wonder if you could claim warranty on it from Canon as it is advertised as dust proof?


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Apr 10, 2014 21:44 |  #10

It is dust proof, not hair proof!


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Apr 11, 2014 00:18 |  #11

A reason I would consider sending it in is if it would effect resale value. Do people look for these minor sorts of things when purchasing used lenses?

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Congrats OP! You are now a proud owner of the hair of a Canon Japan factory worker :)

But seriously, I wonder if you could claim warranty on it from Canon as it is advertised as dust proof?

I'll be honest, I'm not that proud ;)

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It is dust proof, not hair proof!

Touche!




  
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Apr 11, 2014 00:34 |  #12

no good has ever come from looking at the inside of lenses...


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Apr 11, 2014 01:22 |  #13
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LOL. I don't think Canon will cover the removal of a hair strand that entered your lens when you were swapping it off.

And Dre is right, stop looking in the lens all the time. No good comes of it because you'll always find something.


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Apr 11, 2014 05:56 |  #14

catclaw wrote in post #16825489 (external link)
LOL. I don't think Canon will cover the removal of a hair strand that entered your lens when you were swapping it off.

And Dre is right, stop looking in the lens all the time. No good comes of it because you'll always find something.

It wiil definitely bug you all the time even though it is not affecting your images, If you dont worry about the warranty, you can open the front elements if you have the confidence in doing it. I just recently cleaned the inside of my 24 105 lens and it was easy. but of course, yours is preety way expensive than my L lens. Just sharing my thought okay, not telling you should it. ;)




  
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Apr 11, 2014 05:57 |  #15

Sorry Cat Claw, the message was intended for the OP.




  
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